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Vol. 11, No. 5, March 1, 2018 

ASPE joins CIPHEX West as an Honorary Sponsor
We are pleased to announce that ASPE will be an Honorary Sponsor of CIPHEX West, which will be held November 7–8 in Calgary, Alberta. Presented by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), CIPHEX West is Western Canada's biggest tradeshow for plumbing, hydronics, HVAC, refrigeration, and water treatment. In addition to ASPE, the following industry associations will be Honorary Sponsors: the Canadian Hydronics Council, Canadian Water Quality Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, and Thermal Environmental Comfort Association.

Welcome Kohler Co. as our newest Affiliate Sponsor
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co., one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies, is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power systems, and premier furniture, cabinetry, and tile. To learn more about our Affiliate Sponsors, the program's benefits, and how to join, visit aspe.org/affiliates.

Only two seats are left for our Denver Revit workshop
Limited spots are available for our one-day Revit MEP workshop in Detroit tomorrow or Denver on March 9, so register now at aspe.org/revit2018. The workshop will also be held in Houston on May 10. In addition to enhancing your Revit MEP 2018 skills, you will earn 0.75 CEUs for attending. The early bird rate for the Houston workshop ends on April 15, and a special deal for nonmembers combining the workshop fee with a one-year ASPE membership is available.

Registration for the 2018 CPD exam closes on March 22
You only have three weeks left to register for this year's Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam. The CPD designation provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems, and you can find out why current CPDs chose to join this elite program here. Registration for the exam is open at aspe.org/CPDExam.

Did you help spread the word about plumbing engineering during Engineers Week?
To commemorate Engineers Week last week, ASPE's Oklahoma Chapter visited with students at Metro Technology Center's CAD program on Wednesday, February 21, to present the program on plumbing engineering prepared by ASPE (which you can find at aspe.org/OfficersEducation) and provide examples of actual construction plans and projects. Let us know what you or your Chapter did to help encourage the next generation of plumbing engineers by contacting gpienta@aspe.org

The March 2018 Read, Learn, Earn is available
If you need some quick CEUs, be sure to go to aspe.org/read-learn-earn-articles to take the latest exams and earn an instant 0.1 CEU for every exam you successfully pass.

Network, earn CEUs, and have fun with ASPE Chapters this month
On March 14, ASPE's Atlanta Chapter is holding a product show at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia from 2–7 p.m., including seminars on roof drain design and control valves, and on March 16, ASPE's Phoenix Chapter is holding a golf outing at the Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona starting at 8 a.m. Also, the Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Central Texas Chapters are holding a CPD review class in Houston and via WebEx on March 17–18. To learn more about these and other local events, visit aspe.org/chapterevents.  

Celebrate World Plumbing Day on March 11
Established by the World Plumbing Council in 2010, World Plumbing Day is celebrated annually to promote the link between quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. More>>

2017 Community Plumbing Challenge will conclude next week
The CPC2017 Legacy Project will finish renovating toilet facilities and construct another handwashing area to complete the plan conceived by the Design Team at the elementary school Sekolah Dasar Negeri (SDN) Cicau 02 in Cicau Village, Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java). More>>

Proposed Washington state plumbing product standards may put people at risk
Proposed legislation to decrease flow rates below WaterSense levels may cause product performance issues and drainline carry problems, as well as increase outbreaks of waterborne disease, according to Plumbing Manufacturers International. More>>

New solar pool and spa heating system standard is released
ICC/APSP 902/SRCC 400-2017 establishes minimum requirements for the safety, performance, and installation of solar heating systems installed in residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. More>>


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Technical seminar on building energy standard is being held in Philadelphia on March 27–28
The Philadelphia Chapter of ASHRAE is offering a comprehensive two-day program covering ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 (2007): Energy Standard for Buildings (except Low-Rise Residential Buildings) taught by those who write and enforce the standard. More>>

EPA seeks comments on proposed changes to WaterSense-labeled homes requirements
The Notice of Intent details possible changes in technical and efficiency requirements and the certification and labeling process, and includes specific questions on which feedback is requested. More>>

ICC introduces a new monthly podcast
Episodes of the ICC Pulse Podcast will feature interviews with leading industry experts discussing a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies. More>>

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